Do you get me? A poem for Paula

It was an honour to attend the thanksgiving for my friend Paula. I will miss her, she taught me so much. Here is a poem I read today.

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I haven’t met anyone, other than Paula who with a twinkling of an eye would flick my ear
just for fun
Or put a pin under my bum
Laugh out loud before LOL was common especially when I tried to be all serious
Burp in the middle of a lengthy prayer, or just randomly punch me…
it was all a bit mysterious
You used to always say to me ‘You get me?’
And yes, I did for what I got made me see… life differently.

I haven’t met anyone, other than Paula- you stand unique, who would go
Drawn to the so so low
Reaching out to those in need
Plan how to bless and feed
Those hampers, day trips you gave your time
It’s a challenge to note all you’ve done in rhyme
You simply had a big heart
Yeah I know heart rhymes with fart
But I won’t mention that but I picture you laughing at stuff like that
You used to always say to me ‘You get me?’
And yes, I did for what I got made me see… life differently.

I haven’t met anyone like Paula who taught us what God is all about
It is her saviour that she always gave a shout
Anyone and everyone, taxi driver
…to deep sea diver!
Would have heard something of her Lord
Despite all the yuck and bruised and batterdness of life,
Paula adored
The one who gave his life for hers and now transfers old to new
You used to always say to me ‘You get me?’
And now, Paula you’ve been got, by Jesus who loves you a lot.
You used to always say to me ‘You get me?’
And now, Paula you’ve been got, by Jesus who loves you a lot.

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